Originally Posted by TheAwesomesauceShow
What do you guys think? Make my Denons sound and look better or expand my collection? Currently only have ahd2000 and my sony xb500.
I was debating this exact choice about a month ago. I had a gift card to spend. You can see in my sig what I went with. :aluminum_grado_smile:
I'm not sure what to expect with the wooden cups for the D2000. I've heard a LA7000 and it is an improvement on the D2000 in all of the areas I want improvement. But I'm unsure about how much of that is due to the wood cups and how much the D7000 drivers. So what would the wood cups do on the D2000? I don't know.
I do know exactly what I'd get with the Grado.
IMHO the best bang for the buck upgrade for the D2000 is to EQ them. If you use Foobar or a similar player add a parametric EQ plug-in and bump the 1-3K range up or whatever sounds good. That's a free fix. Though dealing with EQ is annoying. Would be better to not to need to EQ. And that is what I would hope the woodie cups would address. If the wood cups mean for less EQ and for being satisfied with no EQ more often then they would be a good thing. Do the wood cups do that? I don't know.
The woodie markl cups will have to wait. I've got some very Gradoie Grados to play with.
For someone named The AwesomesauceShow the choice should be obvious. The SR325is is the Mr. Awesome of the Grado SR line. It's the Grado that says "Hi, I'm a Grado and make no apologies for that".